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Investigating the Effects of Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch on the Efficiency of Object-Relational Mapping Frameworks

COLLEY, Derek, STANIER, Clare and ASADUZZAMAN, Md (2020) Investigating the Effects of Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch on the Efficiency of Object-Relational Mapping Frameworks. Journal of Database Management. ISSN 1063-8016 (In Press)

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The object-relational impedance mismatch (ORIM) problem characterises differences between the object-oriented and relational approaches to data access. Queries generated by object-relational mapping (ORM) frameworks are designed to overcome ORIM difficulties and can cause performance concerns in environments which use object-oriented paradigms. The aim of this paper is twofold, first presenting a survey of database practitioners on the effectiveness of ORM tools followed by an experimental investigation into the extent of operational concerns through the comparison of ORM-generated query performance and SQL query performance with a benchmark data set. The results show there are perceived difficulties in tuning ORM tools and distrust around their effectiveness. Through experimental testing, these views are validated by demonstrating that ORMs exhibit performance issues to the detriment of the query and the overall scalability of the ORM-led approach. Future work on establishing a system to support the query optimiser when parsing and preparing ORM-generated queries is outlined.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Computing
Depositing User: Md ASADUZZAMAN
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2020 15:29
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2020 15:29
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/6196

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